1. (v. i.) To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.

2. (a.) Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.

3. (a.) Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.

4. (a.) Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.

5. (a.) Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.

6. (a.) That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.

7. (a.) Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.

accent account ad valorem advantage advantageousness agreeableness appraised approbation approval assessed auspiciousness avail behalf behoof beneficialness benefit benevolence benignity blessed with caliber class cogency concern concernment consequence consequentiality consideration convenience conversion factor credit dearness desert emphasis enfeoffed esteem estimation evaluated excellence expedience extraordinary worth face face value fairness favor favorableness fineness first-rateness fortune good for goodliness goodness grace great price great value having having and holding healthiness helpfulness high order high rank holding honor import importance in possession of interest invaluableness kindness landed landholding landowning mark market value master of materiality merit moment net worth niceness note occupying owning par value paramountcy pennyworth percentage perfection pleasantness point possessed of possessing precedence preciousness preeminence price priced pricelessness primacy priority prized pro rata profit profitableness propertied property property-owning quality rate rated regard resources respect rewardingness riches seized of self-importance service significance skillfulness soundness stature stress substance superiority supremacy tenured use usefulness utility validity valuableness valuation value value received valued valued at virtue virtuousness weight wholeness


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